Technical Communications Specialist


Technical Communications Specialist

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Software Development

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  • Salary::

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Lee Bowles

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  • Job Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Technical Communications Specialist- Leeds- Initial 3-month contract

I am currently working with a global leader within the oil and gas industry who are looking for a Technical Communications Specialist to join their fast-growing team in Leeds for a contract opportunity which may go permanent.

*Work as a member of the Technical Communications team and in close collaboration with the product teams to create high quality documentation supporting software applications
*Apply technical communication skills to present information in a clear and concise style
*Review and edit documentation to meet industry and company standards and guidelines
*Use the content management system to create and review documentation
*Create and manage publications for project deliverables as required

Required background and profile
*Master's or Bachelor's in Technical Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, English, Journalism, Education, or Training
*Proficient communication and presentation skills in English
*Proficient writing and editing skills
*Knowledge of technical communications standards (Microsoft Writing Style guide, Chicago Manual of Style, DQTI, Simplified Technical English)
*Displays a positive and 'can do' attitude
*Collaborates with team, managers and stakeholders
*Works well individually and meets deadlines
*Learns quickly new skills and adapts to processes

Required skills
*Experience in creating documentation in technical discipline (preferably software)
*Experience with Microsoft Office or any other authoring tools
*Experience with a content management system (file management, versioning, etc.)
*HTML / CSS knowledge (preferred but not must have)
*Knowledge of the DITA framework (preferred but not must have)
*Knowledge of basic project management and agile software development methodologies
*Graphics capture basic editing knowledge

What we provide
*Training on authoring tools (XML editor) and the DITA framework
*Training on company standards and guidelines (DQTI and internal style guides)
*Learning opportunity in Geoscience (subject matter) and documentation industry standards
*Opportunity to work in a professional and highly skilled documentation team